Events + Where Y’Art Market at Fiya Fest 2016

In case you are feeling the music withdrawal blues between weekends one and two of Jazz Fest, New Orleans has another great music festival to offer right in between: Fiya Fest. Fiya Fest takes place on Wednesday, April 27 from 1-10 pm at Mardi Gras World. The event is in support of a great cause;… Read more »

In the Community + Get Groovin’ with Where Y’Artists at Jazz Fest (First Weekend)

The countdown is over…New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival begins this Friday, April 22! The city is abuzz with excitement for the city’s biggest festival. While you are walking around the Fairgrounds, don’t forget to check out all of the Where Y’Artists who will be selling their handcrafted artwork. Each artist will have a table… Read more »

Events + Ooh Poo Pah Doo: Rhythm N’ Hues

Exploring the intersection of music and art, Ooh Poo Pah Doo: Rhythm N’ Hues is a tribute to Allen Toussaint, one of the New Orleans’ greatest musicians and supporters of emerging artists, whose soul, creativity, and vision undeniably shaped the rhythm of the City. A partnership born of a shared passion for supporting local artists,… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + When the Saints Come Marching In – Alexandra Kilburn’s Deity Series

As a city, New Orleans belongs to the Saints. On Sundays during football season, every shop, grocery store, or restaurant has at least one sign of fandom, whether it be a person in a jersey or a flag on the wall. For local artist Alexandra Kilburn, however, a New Orleans saint is a very different… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + Celebrating Super Sunday – Teri Walker & Chad Ridgeway Honor A Tradition

One of the most interesting, colorful, and mysterious New Orleans traditions is Super Sunday. Aside from Mardi Gras, it’s another important day for Mardi Gras Indians. This year Super Sunday falls on March 20th, the day after St. Joseph’s Day. Mardi Gras Indians will be parading through the neighborhoods of Central City, showing off their… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + 10 Questions for Frances Swigart

Frances Swigart has been creating art for 40 years and it continues to be her all-consuming passion. She is an artist to the core — it’s even in her blood. When her father first visited her studio, he noticed that Frances was using a very similar press to the one his own father had in… Read more »

For the Art Lover + How Kat Ryalls’ Watercolors Inspired Me

Like many other residents of this city, I’m a transplant. A couple years ago, I visited New Orleans and fell in love. Although I love my home state of Virginia, I was eager for a change, so I packed what I could fit in my car and found myself settled in the Big Easy. A… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + The Many Lives of Addison Yerger

Addison Yerger is the combined creative genius of two great photographers: Leslie Addison + George Yerger. As a team they document social work and culture all over the world, but New Orleans will always be home. Their work is featured in many museums, including our local New Orleans Museum of Art and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Right now… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + The Essence of Mignon Faget

“From the beginning, I have worked closely with natural forms, never simply duplicating but always extracting the substance, the essence of a particular shape…refining it to perfection. My work is like a journal. Whatever it is that I am particularly interested in at that phase of my life comes out in my work.” – Mignon… Read more »

Artist Spotlight + George Dolgy works on view at Manhattan Jack

“I create complex, multi-layered compositions. They are dynamic, yet balanced. I imagine a story or a world behind each painting, but I invite each viewer to imagine his or her own. I hope my canvases provide enough visual clues to discover an infinite amount about the imaginary worlds which are hidden inside my paintings.” – George… Read more »